PO Box 243, Lafayette Ny 13084
Trails are closed!
We have many winter wheat fields and new seeding's on our trail system, without the minimum 3 inches of "packed" trail base, these crops aren't protected.
There's plenty of trail trimming to do in the meantime, if anyone has any free time to help out, please contact Tim @ 436-0727
We have gone to double staking this season so always ride to the right and stay between the stakes!
Check out the new pictures of bridge work being done that are posted on our photo album and a big thanks to all who have worked so hard getting our trails and equipment ready for this season!
The Lafayette Trail Riders Snowmobile Club is one of the oldest continuously operating snowmobile clubs in New York State. We have been organized since 1969 and Incorporated since November 30th 1970. The clubs founding members did an excellent job of setting up our club correctly and very few changes have been made to the bylaws over the years.
We currently take care of 60 miles of trails in Villages of Lafayette, Pompey, Fabius, Delphi and DeRuyter, located within the counties of Onondaga, Cortland and Madison. We contact over 120 landowners within these boundaries.
Our grooming fleet consist of three class A groomers, a Tucker SnoCat a PB260D and a PB150D all pulling Mogul Master drags. Pictures of all are here on our website.
The purpose of the Lafayette Trail Riders snowmobile club is to promote safe and proper use of snowmobiles for recreation and commerce in accordance with approved standards of the Educational and Safety Section of the New York State Division of Marine and Recreational Vehicles.
To encourage snowmobile use and development while eliminating any detrimental effect.
To establish well - marked, safe snowmobile trails while avoiding inhabited areas wherever possible. To ensure a good relationship between property owners and snowmobile riders. To obtain permission from all landowners before using their property for a trail. To provide for the mutual assistance, enjoyment and improvement of it's members, both socially and physically.
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To benefit the area in which the club is located. To aid in this objective, the club provides the required safety course prescribed by New York State Division of Marine and Recreational Vehicles for all children between the ages of 10 and 16. There is also an adult course.
Some area merchants even offer discounts to club members. Anyone who rides a snowmobile should support their local club. Without clubs there would be no trails.
Meetings of the Lafayette Trail Riders take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from Sept thru April, at the Lafayette VFW.
Another fall has come and gone and we are moving into hopefully another good winter season. One of the major projects that we have undertaken this Fall was the redecking of many of our bridges, this may of involved totally stripping the old deck boards or sometimes replacing just the bad boards. We have also added scab boards running the length of the bridges in a attempt save them from stud and carbide damage. PLEASE SLOW DOWN! when crossing a bridge and go down the middle where possible, not just for your safety but to help our bridges and our backs last a little longer. Ride Safe, Ride Right, and Every Hill is a Blind Hill!